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Texas politician's internet ad features gentleman electrocuted while peeing (video)

3 years agoHumor : Boing Boing

Roland Sledge is a 66-year-old Houston energy lawyer running for a seat on the Texas state commission that regulates the oil and gas industries. In the YouTube ad above, the Republican candidate stares into the camera while standing in a pasture, and riffs on a Will Rogers quote: “Isn’t it about time we elected political [...]
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Oil Output to Exceed 2 Million Barrels Per Day in West Texas

Politics / US Politics : Big Government (6 months ago)

HOUSTON, Texas -- As Texas' gas and oil industry continues to hum, some of the state's old oil fields could start producing millions of barrels per day. This rings especially true for West Texas' Permian Basin, which is expected to ... Read Post

Roland Sledge Opens Ridiculous Ad Season With Man Peeing on Electric Fence

Politics / US Politics : Swampland (3 years ago)

Someone had to go first, so why not Texas oilman (natch) Rolly Sledge, who’s running for Human Game Commissioner (OK, Railroad Commissioner) in the Lone Star State? In an effort to promote a candidacy with zero national importance, ... Read Post

We Ought to Franchise the Texas Railroad Commission Like Kentucky Fried Chicken

Politics : Lawyers, Guns & Money (3 years ago)

The Texas Railroad Commission, for reasons that I assume have to do with keeping an antiquated state agency relevant, regulates energy policy for the Lone Star State. The TRC met with President Obama recently. What kind of quality e... Read Post

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